Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal

Title

Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal

Role(s)

Editor: Amarnath Amarasingam

Contributing author: Gregory R. Peterson

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Gregory R. Peterson is a contributing author, "Ethics, Out-Group Altruism, and the New Atheism.”

Book description: The term new atheism has been given to the recent barrage of bestselling books written by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and others. These books and their authors have had a significant media presence and have only grown in popularity over the years. This book brings together scholars from religious studies, science, sociology of religion, sociology of science, philosophy, and theology to engage the new atheism and place it in the context of broader scholarly discourses. This volume will serve to contextualize and critically examine the claims, arguments and goals of the new atheism so that readers can become more informed of some of the debates with which the new atheists inevitably and, at times unknowingly, engage.

ISBN

9781608462032

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Brill